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Sprint SERO Family Data Plan for 5 $154.96 1600shared unlimited any mobile, txt, data n7pm/w,gps
I know Sprint SERO family data plan has been on-going for a while, but it's a good and forgotten alternative to Sprint SERO if you have a family and actually may be cheaper.
Please read Wiki for referral information from the VP of strategy from Sprint
Sprint SERO family data plan total for 5 shared lines is $154.96 with 1600 shared minutes.
Meaning 31 dollars per person and that includes newer android and upcoming wm7 phones versus 40 dollars for individual Sprint SERO Premium plans.
add: For those people who think that Sprint will come out with new Smartphones for the 30 dollar Sprint SERO, they will not. The last phone that was out for the normal Sprint SERO was last year (TP2).
One of the negative of this plan is that you have 320 minutes per person versus SERO 500 minutes, but you get any mobile to any mobile which will save you lots of anytime minutes.
Other benefits are unlimited any mobile, txt, data n7pm/w,gps, sprint TV.
Last edited by jdansng; 12-30-2010 at 10:35 AM..
Reason: removed referral
Wiki Community Board This can and should be used by you to post updated deal information. Be sure to read this because it may contain answers to your questions!
"EVERYTHING PLUS" PLANS (EPRP a.k.a. "NEW SERO") OPEN TO NEW SPRINT CUSTOMERS OR EXISTING SERO CUSTOMERS ONLY!
(Existing non-SERO Sprint customers can get this deal by opening a new account and closing your old account and losing your current number in the process... or have your significant other sign up with Sprint under their name & SSN and do a "Transfer Of Liability" to add your current line onto their EPRP plan.)
The EPRP plan mentioned by OP includes:
1,600 Shared Minutes
Any Mobile, Anytime: Unlimited domestic calls from the Sprint network to and from ANY U.S. mobile phone regardless of carrier. Any network, any time.
Unlimited data on our network: Web surfing, email, BlackBerry Internet Services (BIS), GPS Navigation, Sprint TV and Radio, NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM
Unlimited messaging: Text, pictures and video
Talk: Night calling and weekends starting at 7 p.m., nationwide long distance and no roaming charges
Lines 1-2 included. Lines 3-5 are $14.99/mo./line
Other EPRP plans are available (details available on Sprint's EPRP website... just follow the instructions in the link above).
"OLD" SERO USERS (specifically SERO 500 users): To get any of the new smartphones from 2010, you need to upgrade to a $40 SERO Premium (only open to SERO members). To get EVO/EPIC (4g phones) you need to pay $50/month +tax and fees. SERO Premium is better than EPRP IF you only want a single line with 500 Anytime Minutes. If you want a family plan or more minutes, compare pricing with EPRP.
Did some comparisons for those of us who have the 25% discount plan. Savings aren't really there. This plan equals that at the end though. Hope this helps.
Shared family plan is 129.99 for 2 phones @ discount of 25% = 97.49
Additional Phone 19.99
3 Phones 117.48 with 25% discount before taxes
3 phones with this Sero plan = 124.98
4 phones @ 25% 137.47
4 phones with sero = 139.97
5 phones @ 25% 157.46
5 phones with sero 154.96
EVO $10 fee still counts for all the phones. Prices above do not reflect tax.
(Agreed, it may not be worth the hassle to try and switch to EPRP IF you still receive >=25% discount... however for those of us who don't have ANY discount (or much less than 25%), this would be a better deal than what we have. -Chokaay)
1) Can NEW CUSTOMERS sign up for this plan? Yes, read the wiki...
2) Can EXISTING SERO CUSTOMERS sign up for this plan? Yes, read the wiki...
3) Can EXISTING NON-SERO SPRINT CUSTOMERS sign up for this plan? Yes, but with some hassle. Read the wiki...
4) What is the difference between SERO and EPRP (a.k.a. "new" SERO)? The old legacy "SERO" program featured 2 low-priced individual plans, and has been grandfathered by Sprint for sometime so it is NOT available from Sprint to new customers (so don't even ask Sprint for a SERO plan). The "EPRP" program (which much of this thread incorrectly referred to as "SERO"... including in the OP) replaced the old legacy SERO program in 2008 and gives you more features such as "Any Mobile, Anytime" and Family Plan Options, but for a higher monthly rate. Due to market pressure, Sprint unveiled the "SERO Premium" program for existing legacy old SERO customers a few months ago, which allows legacy SERO customers to upgrade their individual plans to what is essentially an individual "EPRP" plan for an additional fee. (It may be a bit confusing due to how frequently the acronyms are incorrectly used... even in this thread.)
5) What does EPRP include? EPRP includes the following:
________ Anytime Minutes (number of minutes depends on the plan you select: 500 or 1000 for individual plans, 1600 or 3200 shared for family plans)
UNLIMITED 7pm Nights & Weekends (optional 6pm N&W for $10/mo more)
UNLIMITED "Any Mobile, Anytime"* (unlimited calling to any U.S. cell phone 24/7)
INCLUDED Domestic Long Distance & Off-Network Roaming
UNLIMITED Messaging (text, picture, video, IM, etc)
UNLIMITED Data* (Internet, email, etc)
UNLIMITED BIS* (Blackberry Internet Service)
UNLIMITED GPS* (turn-by-turn app depends on phone)
UNLIMITED Sprint TV* (does not include premium channels)
UNLIMITED Sprint Radio* (does not include premium channels)
UNLIMITED NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile*
Allowed To Use ANY Phone (ie: Android, WebOS, Blackberry, etc)... 4G phones require additional $10/mo/line fee.
Sprint Premier Status**
* Included in "EPRP Data" plans... non-data EPRP plans include "Unlimited Sprint mobile-to-mobile", no data features.
** Requires Individual Plans of $69.99+, or Family Plans $99.99+.
6) Can I combine my NVP Discount (ie: Corporate, Student, Association, Credit Union, etc) with an EPRP plan? If you are signing up for a NEW EPRP plan, then NO, you will lose your NVP discount. If you are switching from an existing old legacy SERO plan WITHOUT any additional discounts, then NO, you will not be able to add an NVP Discount to your EPRP plan. If you are switching from an existing old legacy SERO plan WITH an existing additional discount, then MAYBE you will be able to transfer your discount to your EPRP plan... however be warned that Sprint has begun auditing SERO and EPRP accounts to remove any additional discounts from these plans. If you are one of the lucky few who got to keep your discount after the switch, how long you will be able to keep it is unknown. To be on the safe side, when comparing plans I wouldn't factor in any additional discounts with EPRP plans.
7) Is EPRP that good of a deal? If you get any NVP Discount (ie: Corporate, Student, Association, Credit Union, etc) >=25% from any major wireless provider, then you should compare your current pricing vs. EPRP pricing and see how much you can save. Some people will save more with EPRP, others won't. It all depends on your needs, usage, and what you desire in your wireless plan & phones. If you have a low NVP Discount <25% or don't have any discounts on your wireless plan, then chances are that EPRP will help you save some money every month.
8) Can I get a discount on my new/existing NON-SERO, NON-EPRP Sprint plan? If you qualify for a NVP Discount (ie: Corporate, Student, Association, Credit Union, etc), then sure! Just call up Sprint and have them add it on. (A 24-month contract renewal is required for all NVP discounts though, so be prepared to stay with Sprint for another 2 years.) If you don't qualify for any NVP Discounts, then there may be "less ethical" ways of obtaining one... but I don't condone doing this so I'm not going to mention it here (although I'm sure some other posters in this thread will).
Last edited by chokaay; 12-30-2010 at 11:26 PM..
Reason: Corrected some information, added more info... and added FAQ's.
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